Aaron was born and raised on a small farm and ranch in Ballantine MT. He attended and graduated from Huntley Project Schools in 1993. From there he went to Miles Community College and obtained an Associates of the Arts degree. In 1995 Montana State University came calling and a bachelors degree in Agri Business was earned.
Aaron met his wife Mara in college and then married in 2000. Mara is a 1st grade teacher at Huntley Project Schools as well as a part time fitness instructor. They welcomed there first child Kooper in 2007, and then were fortunate to have adopted their second child Elle in 2012. Aaron has participated in the Rotary Club and as a Tball coach. They love family trips and camping together.
Aaron started in the insurance business with his father Ken in 1998. He obtained his CIC designation in 2005 and in 2011 both Aaron and Ken decided to start their own independent insurance agency.
Ken was born and raised on a small farm in Ballantine MT which is a few miles east of Billings. He graduated from Huntley Project High School in 1966, attended Northern Montana College in Havre, MT and Montana State University in Bozeman. He graduated in 1972 with a BS degree in Agricultural Business. He then went to work for Production Credit Association (now known as Farm Credit Services) in Billings. He was with PCA for 15 years as an agricultural loan officer. In 1987 he obtained a small insurance agency in Billings and has been in the insurance industry since that time. His son Aaron joined him in 1998 and they have jointly owned the Beard Insurance Agency since that time. He and wife Penny continue to live on the place raising hay and a few head of cattle.
Carlie was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. After high school Carlie attended Central Wyoming College and worked for Riverton Medical Clinic. Carlie moved to Billings in 2008 and started working for Beard Insurance Agency in 2012 after being a stay at home mom for 8 years. Carlie enjoys spending time with her family including their dog Lad and being outdoors.
Kim was born and raised in Huntley MT and received her bachelors in education at Montana State University Billings in 1997. She taught for six years in Nevada, South Carolina, and Oklahoma while her husband served in Air Force. After Mike’s retirement in 2010 they moved back to Montana to continue raising their 3 children Maxwell, Amelia, and Charlie.
Kim began working for Beard Insurance agency in Aug 2015. Kim enjoys cooking, the outdoors and spending time together with her family.
Matt is a Montana kid born and raised on a farm/ranch in Hysham. He was a spirited Hysham Pirate until he graduated in 1992. Matt proudly attended Dickinson State University, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in education. He has fond memories of teaching middle school for 12 years in Belgrade and Huntley Project. From 2009 to 2015, Matt was the defensive coordinator at Rocky Mountain College.
Matt met his wife, Treba, while teaching in Belgrade. In 2004, they married and welcomed their first child, Janie, a year later. They made the decision to move to Billings in 2007 to be closer to family. In 2009, they welcomed their fun loving son, Bon, to the family. Treba is a first grade teacher at Independent School District and is passionate about teaching!
Matt’s family loves spending time together traveling, playing games and watching Janie dance. In his free time, Matt enjoys any construction project or working with his family on the farm